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74 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Jawaharlal Nehru

Famous As: First Prime Minister of India
Born On: November 14, 1889
Died On: May 27, 1964
Born In: Prayagraj, India
Died At Age: 74
Jawaharlal Nehru was an Indian revolutionary and the first Prime Minister of independent India. He collaborated with great nationalist leaders to demand independence from the British rule. He participated actively in uniting the suffering masses for the nationalist movement for freedom. He became the General Secretary of the Congress and with Gandhi as his mentor he became the face of many revolutionary movements. He was imprisoned many times for these movements and was tortured to assure Independence to India. His contributions made him the First Prime Minister of India. He worked very hard to develop the country and assure democracy and equality to the citizens. He laid the stepping stones of various fields including education and defense. Under his rule, Pakistan failed to capture Kashmir and the Portuguese left Goa. He was honored with the ‘Bharat Ratna Award’ which is the highest civilian honor for his significant contributions in the freedom struggle. His writings, thoughts, work, books and speeches are still followed and revered by masses. he shared his views and thoughts through his speeches, books and writings. Much of what he said or wrote became quite popular and people quote and share his thoughts on several topics quite often. Go through some of the most notable quotes by Jawaharlal Nehru, the leader who shaped India.
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We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.

Jawaharlal Nehru
The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.

The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.

Jawaharlal Nehru
Ignorance is always afraid of change.

Ignorance is always afraid of change.

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Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse.

Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse.

Jawaharlal Nehru
Citizenship consists in the service of the country.

Citizenship consists in the service of the country.

Jawaharlal Nehru
The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction.

The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction.

Jawaharlal Nehru
You don't change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall.

You don't change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall.

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I have become a queer mixture of the East and the West, out of place everywhere, at home nowhere.

I have become a queer mixture of the East and the West, out of place everywhere, at home nowhere.

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What we really are matters more than what other people think of us.

What we really are matters more than what other people think of us.

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Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them.

Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them.

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What we need is a generation of peace.

What we need is a generation of peace.

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There is nothing more horrifying than stupidity in action.

There is nothing more horrifying than stupidity in action.

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Crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage, that they force us to think.

Crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage, that they force us to think.

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It is a fundamental rule of human life, that if the approach is good, the response is good.

It is a fundamental rule of human life, that if the approach is good, the response is good.

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Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will.

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will.

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Every little thing counts in a crisis.

Every little thing counts in a crisis.

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There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear.

There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear.

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Evil unchecked grows, evil tolerated poisons the whole system.

Evil unchecked grows, evil tolerated poisons the whole system.

Jawaharlal Nehru
Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.

Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.

Jawaharlal Nehru
To be in good moral condition requires at least as much training as to be in good physical condition.

To be in good moral condition requires at least as much training as to be in good physical condition.

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A great disaster is a symbol to us to remember all the big things of life and forget the small things, of which we have thought too much.

A great disaster is a symbol to us to remember all the big things of life and forget the small things, of which we have thought too much.

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It is only too easy to make suggestions and later try to escape the consequences of what we say.

It is only too easy to make suggestions and later try to escape the consequences of what we say.

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It is the habit of every aggressor nation to claim that it is acting on the defensive.

It is the habit of every aggressor nation to claim that it is acting on the defensive.

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The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.

The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.

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Time is not measured by the passing of yaers but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves.

Time is not measured by the passing of yaers but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves.

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It is science alone that can solve the problems of hunger and poverty, of insanitation and illiteracy, of superstition and deadening custom and tradition, of vast resources running to waste, or a rich country inhabited by starving people... Who indeed could afford to ignore science today? At every turn we have to seek its aid... The future belongs to science and those who make friends with science.

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The ambition of the greatest men of our generation has been to wipe every tear from every eye. That may be beyond us, but so long as there are tears and suffering, so long our work will not be over.

The ambition of the greatest men of our generation has been to wipe every tear from every eye. That may be beyond us, but so long as there are tears and suffering, so long our work will not be over.

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You can tell the condition of a nation by looking at the status of its women.

You can tell the condition of a nation by looking at the status of its women.

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Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.

Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.

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Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.

Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.

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